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U of A Medical Surgeon Works To Speed Up Organ Transplantation Process

What if patients who needed new organs did not have to wait for their turn to come up on the organ donation list? Researchers are working to make that a reality.

Dr. Zain Khalpey at the University of Arizona Medical School is one of them. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon, among many other things there, and is trying to stop people from dying while waiting for a new heart or lung. He will be giving a talk about his work on Wednesday in Phoenix, as part of the school’s Mini-Medical School 2.0 series.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.